Series
Remembering Jewish Europe
Episode
Warsaw: From Tradition to Modernity
Title
WNYC
Producing Organization
National Public Radio (U.S.)
WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.)
Contributing Organization
WNYC (New York, New York)
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-80-214mwsgs
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Description
Episode Description
"Remembering Jewish Europe: From Tradition to Modernity is an oral history portrait of the Jewish community in Warsaw during the decade prior to Hitler's invasion of Poland. The program focuses on the complexity and richness of Jewish life in Warsaw when the city was indisputably the capital of European Jewry. The small details of life, as well as the major dilemmas facing all European Jews during Hitler's rise to power, are revealed through first person accounts from individuals who lived in Warsaw and have survived to tell their stories. Their memories are punctuated by authentic sound effects, period recordings of Jewish folk, political and cantorial music, and news actuality. The narration by the actor, Rod Steiger, serves to convey the organizing theme of the program: the importance of modernity before World War II. The program explores the rift between religious and secular [Jews], the struggle of many [Jews] to assimilate to Polish culture, and the tremendous pressure felt by all Jews who tried to find a solution to the 'Jewish Question'. "Remembering Jewish Europe: From Tradition to Modernity was aired in April of 1983 in conjunction with the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. The program was designed a general audience."--1983 Peabody Awards entry form.
Description
Produced by Knute Walker engineered by David Rapkin Hosted by actor Rod Steiger, a 30 minute documentary about "Warsaw" From Tradition to Modernity" was aired on April 10, 12 and 13 on WLRN-FM in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Upsrising. The vibrant diversity of Jewish life in Warsaw is examined. Through recollections of the city's former residents, tradition Yiddish music and archival news tapes are used as producer Knute Walker explotes the political, artistic and religious life of Europe's largest Jewish community.
Broadcast Date
1983-04-10
Asset type
Episode
Genres
Documentary
Rights
Acquisition Source: Peabody Archives
Media type
Sound
Duration
00:28:58.176
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Credits
: Steiger, Rod
Producing Organization: National Public Radio (U.S.)
Producing Organization: WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.)
AAPB Contributor Holdings
WNYC-FM
Identifier: cpb-aacip-c768d46d042 (Filename)
Format: Data CD
Generation: Master
Duration: 00:28:54
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-d72e7d7f772 (Filename)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Duration: 00:29:00
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Citations
Chicago: “Remembering Jewish Europe; Warsaw: From Tradition to Modernity; WNYC,” 1983-04-10, WNYC, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 26, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-80-214mwsgs.
MLA: “Remembering Jewish Europe; Warsaw: From Tradition to Modernity; WNYC.” 1983-04-10. WNYC, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 26, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-80-214mwsgs>.
APA: Remembering Jewish Europe; Warsaw: From Tradition to Modernity; WNYC. Boston, MA: WNYC, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-80-214mwsgs